Stowe, VT - Jim Flynn's BestWeekends

Stowe, VT

Stowe, VT Overview

Nestled in the valley between the Green Mountains on the west and the Hogback Mountains on the east, lies the picturesque village of Stowe, Vermont. The quintessential Currier & Ives Vermont town with its white church steeple, covered bridge and magnificent mountain views is the perfect weekend getaway. This beautiful town is what everyone envisions Vermont to be like. The smell of fresh grass in summer or wood burning in winter awaken your senses as you approach this so charming Village.

While it is called the Ski Capital of the East, renowned for Mount Mansfield’s “Front Four”, that name belies the truly year-round appeal of the resort. I have enjoyed every season here, the colors more vivid than other places; the green fields of Spring, the colorful wildflowers of Summer, the browns, reds and golds of Fall and the stark whiteness of Winter.

The beauty of Stowe has enticed moviemakers over the years as a prime location for films. The Trapp Family Property was the site of the top of the mountain shots of Julie Andrews in the “Sound of Music” and the Edson Hill Manor hosted the movie “Four Seasons” with Alan Alda.

If you are a skier or snow boarder, there is no better place to enjoy those sports in the East than Stowe. It is also a mecca for fly fisherman, the perfect place for hiking and boasts a magnificent Recreation Path which winds through the woods.

2008 saw the opening of the Stowe Mountain Lodge and the transformation of the Spruce Peak mountain area. Slope side accommodations, a new golf course, dining, shops, high speed chair lift and new snow making capabilities have made Stowe as good a destination as any out West.


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Where To Stay

Edson Hill Manor

OVERVIEW Make-overs are popular today, on the web and in magazines. People love the “before” and “after” shots, I think because of our innate appreciation of “second chances”. Edson Hill Manor in Stowe, Vermont has always been the quintessential Vermont inn; cozy, fireplaces roaring, pine paneled walls and welcome hosts. While it was a comfortable...…

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Green Mountain Inn

OVERVIEW Since 1833, the historic Green Mountain Inn, located in the center of town at the base of the Mountain Road has been welcoming guests to this year round country inn. With 104 antique filled rooms and suites, the Inn has a complete list of amenities, including a restaurant, bar, health club and pool. Yet...…

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Lodge at Spruce Peak

OVERVIEW The dramatic Spruce Peak opened in September 2008 and is destined to take its place beside the great resorts out West in the best ski areas.The $400 million project includes 300 luxury guestrooms and private mountain cabins, a new base lodge, upscale retail shops (think Ralph Lauren), a marvelous 21,000 sq. ft spa and wellness...…

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Where To Eat

Harrison’s Restaurant & Bar

Kathy Kneale and her son Andrew Kneale opened Harrison's Restaurant in December of 2003. Their goal was to create a restaurant that was a reflection of each of their lives growing up and working in Stowe, they wanted a place where locals and visitors alike could enjoy comfortable, creative and affordable food in an environment…

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Hen of the Wood

A tip from a local in Stowe, took us to a quite amazing restaurant in Waterbury, about a 15 minute drive from Stowe. Hen of the Wood, is a collaboration of two old friends, both trained at culinary institutes, who talked for years about the place they would someday open. Using locally raised meats and…

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Michael’s on the Hill

Michael's is the most romantic restaurant in town and one we never miss when we are in the area. You enter the old converted farmhouse down a stone walk bordered by colorful flowers (or snow!). The living room, has comfortable seating while waiting for your table and it's where a pianist entertains behind a baby…

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May 2020: Little Nell

This months featured property is… charming and sweet. THE ROOMS In 2017, Champalimaud Design refreshed all 86 rooms and suites and all guest floor corridors. The approach was to reinvigorate the spaces to be fresh, light and welcoming, utilizing palettes of blue, tan and grey to complement the relaxed nature of Aspen. Key features include… read more.

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